Manager of Production & Programming

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Manager of Production & Programming

Type: Full-time
Pay: $55,000/Year
Hours: 37.5 hours/week

Calgary Pride is a not-for-profit organization that has been serving Calgary since 1990 and remains a vital part of the local gender and sexually diverse community, positioning Calgary as a 2SLGBTQ+ destination for both national and international visitors.

Our mandate is to advance visibility and inclusion for Calgary’s gender and sexually diverse communities; to do this, we endeavour to build strong community partnerships, implement ongoing programs like Reading with Royalty (story-time program for ages 0-12), Queerly Festive (free holiday dinner and show), Evolve: Pride Amplified (Queer and trans youth fundraiser) and produce Calgary’s premier celebration of diversity, Calgary Pride Week, Parade & Festival.

Role & Responsibilities

This newly created, paid position will work within a collaborative leadership team, reporting to the board of directors. They will be primarily responsible for all the logistical and technical requirements, production elements, and infrastructure associated with the annual Pride Parade & Festival and year round programming.

Year Round Programming

Ensure all major logistical requirements, production elements, and infrastructure are in place for Calgary’s Pride’s annual events and programs, including critical paths, production schedules, and show flows, risk management, accessibility, and environmental plans.

Virtual Festival & Parade for 2021:

  • Manage the production and execution of online broadcasting including the final product of 5×20 minute Pride Cast in August 2021, and eight to 10 hours for parade day on September 5, 2021.
  • Logistical support of artists including show flow development, artist transportation, technical rider advancement, audio/visual coordination, scenic/staging development.
  • IT support with system administration, user provisioning, training, technical support, system implementation/integration/automation, security monitoring, data management.
  • Logistical support for the #OurPride fundraising programming in 2021.

In-Person Festival & Parade (anticipated for 2022):

  • Liaising with City of Calgary departments, agencies and contractors to ensure all necessary documents, permits, licensing and inspections are acquired, in compliance, completed and in place in alignment with all timelines, including road closures, building permits, and site electrical.
  • Specific focus will be given to managing and executing logistical elements of the in-person parade , in collaboration with the board of directors with committees, including application management, float/participant staging plans and community notification plans.
  • Specific focus will be given to managing and executing logistical elements for the in person festival, in collaboration with the operations leadership team and volunteer committees, including site plan development (CAD drafting), contractor and market vendor booking/coordination.
  • Logistical support for liquor service including sales workflows, product selection, ordering, delivery and returns coordination.
  • Logistical support of equipment including POS, cash handling, refrigeration, service, etc.
  • IT support with system administration, user provisioning, training, technical support, system implementation/integration/automation, security monitoring, data management.


Please clearly demonstrate in your application how you meet the following qualifications:

  • Familiarity with Calgary Pride’s mandate and programming.
  • A post-secondary degree, certification or equivalent experience in one or more areas including, business administration, event production, communications, project management or technical production.
  • Film production, and video editing experience
  • Comfort working with streaming platforms and applicable digital studio software (YouTube, Facebook Live, StreamYard, etc.).
  • Possess interpersonal skills required when working with both technical and non-technical personnel at various levels within the organization.
  • Flexible schedule and ability to set hours as needed.
  • Possess a passion for the community, and demonstrate an understanding of current challenges and opportunities within gender and sexually diverse communities.
  • Experience in, or understanding of, including a diversity, equity and inclusion lens into all programming include the annual Pride Festival & Parade.
  • Ability to appreciate unique experiences of queerness, particularly as this relates to intersectional barriers to access and inclusion.
  • Aptitude to critically think, work with complexity, and prioritize changing demands.

Calgary Pride is an equal opportunity employer, is strongly committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and encourages applications from gender and sexually diverse candidates, racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to organizational diversification of ideas.

This position will be on a contract basis for one year (with possibility of extension pending funding), at an average of 37.5 hours/week, and will be allowed some flexibility in work schedule, in consultation with the board of directors. In addition, the workload will be variable due to Calgary Pride programming and special initiatives. The successful candidate is expected to manage their time accordingly and take overtime hours as time in lieu at the earliest available opportunity.

Submit your application, cover letter and resume no later than Friday, April 30, 2021, 11:59pm MT.

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We thank those applicants who are interested in this position; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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